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Unauthorized Biography of JIMI HENDRIX (5th of 12)

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SHAUN BOOTHE Presents the 3rd of 12 Unauthorized Biographies. 1st: JAMES BROWN 2nd: BOB MARLEY 3rd: MUHAMMAD ALI 4th: MLK Jr. & Barack Obama 5th: Jimi Hendrix http://www.myspace.com/shaunboothe Lyrics: November 27th, 1942 Seattle, Washinton - Johnny Allen Hendrix was due His mama named him But at 17 just a little schoolgirl Instead of raise him She dumped him on whoever she could Till his father came home, he was away at war Renamed him James Marshall Hendrix When he walked in that door Growin up was so rough They were livin so poor There were times when he would starve Mama drank too much and it finally caught up And at 15 she was gone And around that time's when he got his first guitar Bought by his father for five dollars, And little did they know it birthed a star He would turn the radio on and he would play along That's how he learned his chops Then an electric guitar finally came along A right handed supro ozark A gift from his father, but the dope part Is he was left handed so he electrified crowds When he got onstage and played it upside down Got in trouble with the law, stole a car, got cuffed They said u can either join the army or get locked up Came back a year later - honorable discharge Went legit and hit the chitlin circuit hard Little Richard, James brown He was touring with the stars Playing da background with his upside down guitar But in 65 things would soon change When he formed his own band Jimmy James And The Blue Flames See as a sideman he was too constrained But as the frontman he could do his thing And then performin at some hole in the wall club Greenwich Village, New York The young brother was discovered By Chas Chandler from the animals Told him ill make u famous in london baby vámonos So he gave him a new name and a new band And said London Here he is The Jimi Hendrix Experience And the british pop scene went delirious Hey Joe, Purple Haze, Who'd a thought he'd start a craze Innovating on the stage Changing the way guitars were played But he didn't break America until he did The Monterey Pop Festival Where Jimi ended his set by settin his guitar aflame And a star was made A rock archetype, Phychadellic voodoo child Marcian-like So outta this world he was larger than life And they couldn't believe that He would take something as undesirable as feedback Use it like its music and fuse it into this new sound Fuzz pedals, wah wahs, he was breaking new grounds And it was cosmic the way it caused this epiphany Of all the electric guitar's possibilities, And it happened so fast 3 landmark albums in a year and a half But then things would go differently Pressure and the drug abuse Would break the whole band up bitterly But even with all the misery Summer of 69, He performed at woodstock and made history And like that he was immortalized And no one would achieve more in such short a time An icon in the hippie movement A half Black, part Cherokee kid that couldn't read music Still he was onstage wit his Stratocaster Fearless individuality - no master But his mastery put him on top of the globe A year later he was dead - rock n roll